Did Police brief their Minister regarding Mike Sabin allegations?

Liam Stoneley made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

The request was refused by New Zealand Police.

From: Liam Stoneley

Dear New Zealand Police,

This is a request for information, made under the provisions of ss4
and 5 of the Official Information Act 1982 (“the Act”). I
therefore would like the following information;

1. In the below article, the Minister refused to comment on whether he was briefed by the Police regarding the Mike Sabin allegations. Please provide information and documents of if and when you briefed the Minister under the "no suprises" policy. As noted below, this request should be treated as URGENT.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics...

Please CONFIRM receipt of this email to prevent unnecessary
follow-up emails and extensions requested.
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As required by s12(3) of the Act, I shall provide reason(s) why
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Further to the above statutory requirement, under s14 of the Act,
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local authority, AND inform me accordingly.

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extension is warranted for this request, you must under
ss15A(2),(3) and (4) give notice to me of this extension within 20
working days after the day on which my request was received. In
that notice, you should state; the period of the extension, give
reasons for the extension and remind me of my right to complain to
the Ombudsman under s28(3). Finally, the extension must be for a
reasonable time, having regards to the circumstances.

As required by s18B of the Act, you must consider consulting me
before refusing my request under the provisions of ss18(e) and (f)
which relate to a document not being able to be found or existing
or where substantial collation and research would be required for
my current request.

As required by s19(a)(i), you must provide reasons if you refuse
any parts of this request.

I will, if required, complain to the Ombudsman, as is my right
under s28(3) of the Act, if any of the above statutory
requirements
on you are not complied with. Further to this, if your reply is
not
“as soon as reasonably practicable, and in any case not later than
20 working days after the day on which the request is received” as
required under s15(1) of the Act, I will also complain to the
Ombudsman.

This request is made through the site FYI.org.nz. All
correspondence will be automatically forwarded to me through the
site and published online immediately. I require, where
appropriate, all electronic copies of all documents in your
response. For more information on how the site works, please visit
www.fyi.org.nz/help/about.

Yours faithfully,

Liam Stoneley

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Dear Liam. This has been passed on for processing.

Kind regards,

PUBLIC AFFAIRS TEAM
NZ POLICE

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To: OIA requests at New Zealand Police <[New Zealand Police request email]>
From: Liam Stoneley <[OIA #2463 email]>
Date: 03/02/2015 12:22PM
Subject: Official Information Act request - Did Police brief their
Minister regarding Mike Sabin allegations?

Dear New Zealand Police,

This is a request for information, made under the provisions of ss4
 and 5 of the Official Information Act 1982 (“the Act”). I
 therefore would like the following information;

1. In the below article, the Minister refused to comment on whether he
was briefed by the Police regarding the Mike Sabin allegations. Please
provide information and documents of if and when you briefed the
Minister under the "no suprises" policy. As noted below, this request
should be treated as URGENT.

[1]http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics...

Please CONFIRM receipt of this email to prevent unnecessary
 follow-up emails and extensions requested.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

As required by s12(1) of the Act, I am a New Zealand citizen. I
 will provide confirmation of this, if required. However, since all
 of our correspondence will be published on the FYI.org.nz site, I
 will only do so over the phone or email, with which you provide.
 This would only be for the purpose of citizenship confirmation,
 and
 nothing further related to this request.

As required by s12(3) of the Act, I shall provide reason(s) why
 this request should be treated as URGENT. The questions above
 raise
 important issues of accountability of the Government, its
 departments and agents. Any and all information provided as a
 result of this request could and may be published either by the
 writer online to a wide audience or passed onto media outlets for
 publication so that the public can be kept informed on important
 issues of transparency.

As required by s13(c) of the Act, if this request “has not been
 made … to the appropriate department or Minister of the Crown or
 organisation or local authority”, it is your duty to give
 reasonable assistance to me to direct my request to the
 appropriate
 department or Minister of the Crown or organisation or local
 authority.

Further to the above statutory requirement, under s14 of the Act,
 if the information I seek is either not held or you believe it is
 more closely connected with another department or Minister of the
 Crown or organisation, or of a local authority you shall promptly,
 and in any case not later than 10 working days after the day on
 which the request is received, transfer the request to the other
 department or Minister of the Crown or organisation, or to that
 local authority, AND inform me accordingly.

As required under s15A of the Act, if you believe that a time
 extension is warranted for this request, you must under
 ss15A(2),(3) and (4) give notice to me of this extension within 20
 working days after the day on which my request was received. In
 that notice, you should state; the period of the extension, give
 reasons for the extension and remind me of my right to complain to
 the Ombudsman under s28(3). Finally, the extension must be for a
 reasonable time, having regards to the circumstances.

As required by s18B of the Act, you must consider consulting me
 before refusing my request under the provisions of ss18(e) and (f)
 which relate to a document not being able to be found or existing
 or where substantial collation and research would be required for
 my current request.

As required by s19(a)(i), you must provide reasons if you refuse
 any parts of this request.

I will, if required, complain to the Ombudsman, as is my right
 under s28(3) of the Act, if any of the above statutory
 requirements
 on you are not complied with. Further to this, if your reply is
 not
“as soon as reasonably practicable, and in any case not later than
 20 working days after the day on which the request is received” as
 required under s15(1) of the Act, I will also complain to the
 Ombudsman.

This request is made through the site FYI.org.nz. All
 correspondence will be automatically forwarded to me through the
 site and published online immediately. I require, where
 appropriate, all electronic copies of all documents in your
 response. For more information on how the site works, please visit
www.fyi.org.nz/help/about.

Yours faithfully,

Liam Stoneley

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